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Author Topic: "Cafe Racer" such a loose term! Craigslist "Gem" of the week!  (Read 1248439 times)

Offline kafehopeful

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thought i would share this beauty of a "cafe racer" in the local san diego craigslist search. i'm not sure if its a flattering thing for people to use the term "cafe racer" to increase value, or people are just assholes.. i'm thinking the latter.. anyway.. check out this "beauty" 1994 CBR F2 "Cafe Racer"

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/mcy/3052918249.html
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Offline alexmac

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Re: "Cafe Racer" such a loose term! Craigslist "Gem" of the week!
« Reply #1 on: Jun 04, 2012, 04:59:11 »
dear god... ugliest bike ever  :o

Offline teddpage

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Re: "Cafe Racer" such a loose term! Craigslist "Gem" of the week!
« Reply #2 on: Jun 04, 2012, 08:42:26 »
That custom "undertail" exhaust must be broken...
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cory.ahlersmeyer

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Re: "Cafe Racer" such a loose term! Craigslist "Gem" of the week!
« Reply #3 on: Jun 04, 2012, 09:02:12 »
I like streetfighter bikes, but this one esta no bueno.

BTW, I like the Craigslist "Gem" of the week... maybe start one that is a sticky?

Offline djelliott

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Re: "Cafe Racer" such a loose term! Craigslist "Gem" of the week!
« Reply #4 on: Jun 04, 2012, 12:11:42 »
OK, I'll play the CL Gem game.

Here's a totally reverse engineered Buell.

http://cleveland.craigslist.org/mcy/3054905579.html
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Offline Sonreir™

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Re: "Cafe Racer" such a loose term! Craigslist "Gem" of the week!
« Reply #5 on: Jun 04, 2012, 12:15:00 »
http://portland.craigslist.org/clc/mcy/3012728733.html

Best line from the ad:  "This bikes styling and performance puts it squarely in the Cafe Racer style that is currently all the rage."
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Offline Flugtechnik

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"Cafe Racer" such a loose term! Craigslist "Gem" of the week!
« Reply #6 on: Jun 04, 2012, 12:40:10 »
Yes, the padded passenger backrest and chromed luggage rack put it squarely in the cafe racer style.

:)

Offline TonUp

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Re: "Cafe Racer" such a loose term! Craigslist "Gem" of the week!
« Reply #7 on: Jun 04, 2012, 13:02:11 »
"don't lo-ball me."

Wouldn't dream of it...
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Offline Deviant1

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Re: "Cafe Racer" such a loose term! Craigslist "Gem" of the week!
« Reply #8 on: Jun 04, 2012, 13:05:01 »
I'm going to open myself to some hate here. That Buell chop is not good. Let me start there. It's a waste of a decent kit though. The mutant kit can actually be quite nice. If that's your bag. Personally I think it's a waste of a buell either way, but if I was going to build a Harley based chop I would do a mutant. I think redneck engineering did the original kit. Uses a lot of the stock components. That motor in a lightweight hardtail with the perimeter brakes and the buell front end? Not bad. And the cost of building one of these is very low.
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Offline jonnyTHUNDERmaker

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Re: "Cafe Racer" such a loose term! Craigslist "Gem" of the week!
« Reply #9 on: Jun 04, 2012, 13:15:48 »
Oh dear these Clist posts are making me noxious...hahah the beauty of craigslist.